L'italiano all'università 1 for English speakers

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L'italiano all'università 1 for English speakers

Matteo La Grassa

A multimedia italian course for English speakers. Beginners-Elementary (A1-A2)

L’italiano all’università 1 for English speakers is aimed primarily at university students who are studying Italian at university in Italy or abroad.

The course consists of two books and covers levels A1-A2 (Beginners-Elementary) and B1-B2 (Intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Each volume comprises the Student’s book with 12 teaching units and the Workbook, with 12 units and keys to the exercises. At the end of each unit there is either an assessment test on the linguistic and communicative skills or a self evaluation table with the corresponding solutions.


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Each didactic unit of the Student’s book is divided in the following sections:

  • Entriamo in tema, introductory activities to motivate the students and enhance the texts comprehension;
  • Comunichiamo, includes both the main text, followed by comprehension activities, and activities on the communicative functions;
  • Impariamo le parole, activities for the introduction, expansion and reuse of vocabulary;
  • Facciamo grammatica, activities for the introduction and reuse of the grammar phenomena;
  • Conosciamo gli italiani, presents a written text on aspects related to Italian culture and society, and ideas for discussion in order to foster intercultural exchange between the students and the Italian reality;
  • Si dice così!, summary table with the expression and the communicative functions encountered in the unit;
  • Sintesi grammaticale, summarizes and systematizes the grammar phenomena encountered in the unit. 


The sections of the Workbook are organized in sections as well: Funzioni, Vocabolario, Grammatica, Per concludere, Pronuncia, Parola chiave.

In the English version of the book all the following are in English: the instructions of all the exercises, the information boxes, the communication functions of Si dice così!, the Sintesi grammaticale. Finally, in the appendix of the book you can find the Italian - English glossary with the translation of all the words and expressions of the Student’s Book and Workbook.


L’italiano all’università 1 for English speakers is completed by:

i-d-e-e, a platform that incorporates all the exercises from the workbook in interactive form, and a collection of tools and resources for students and teachers

An audio CD, attached to the book, with the original oral texts and phonetic exercises.

The Teacher’s guide presents an introduction on the structure and on the philosophy of the course and explains the aim of each activity, suggesting also a method of executions. It also includes the solution to the exercises of the Student’s book. The book (among the downloadable items on the right) is also entirely available online.

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  • Book Dimensions

    29.6 x 21 x 2.2 cm

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  • Book Publication Date

    30 Jun 2013

  • Book Publisher

    Edilingua Pantelis Marin

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